A - Z OLDEST
26 - 50 of 81 articles

Squatmeggedon - All Things Squatting

There's more to squatting than just getting under a heavy bar and popping a couple of blood vessels in your eye. Here are a few little-known variations of the king of lifts.

Big Without Strong is Nothing

The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

My Shoulder Hurts: The Finest Whine

Want healthy shoulders? Rethink your overhead pressing, bench to chin-up ratio, spinal mobility, and more. Here's how to find the culprit and fix it.

"Glue" Exercises Gone Wrong

You've no business searching for the latest gimmicky exercise if you're butchering basics like seated rows and push-ups.

The Squat 4 Times Per Week Experiment

A strength coach decides to throw the rules out the window and do high-frequency squatting. Here’s what happened.

Does Everyone Need to Squat (Deep)?

You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

Take Your Deadlift From Suck to Sick

Everybody loves the deadlift, yet so few lifters can pull respectable weight. This article has a few lesser-known tips to help change all that.

2 Big Mistakes

Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

A Simple Way to Grow Legs

Build big legs. Hug a puking pail. Hate your life. Who could ask for anything more in a training program? Check it out.

The Truth About Overhead Pressing

Overhead pressing is awesome... for some people. For others, the landmine press will build bigger delts.

Pull-Throughs For Elite Strength

Figure competitors and guys who squat 900 pounds have something in common. They use cable pull-throughs to build great posterior chains. Here's how.

Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

Lift Big by Bracing, Not Arching

A simple tweak in technique, in addition to saving your spine, can add 20-40 pounds to your big lifts, instantly!

How to Do the Top 8 Back Exercises

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to train your back as hard as your arms.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

  • Abs
  • How Deep Should I Squat?

    Not everyone was meant to squat deep, but a simple test will tell you how deep you can safely go. And if "butt wink" is a problem, there are easy ways to fix it.

    How to Train For Power

    To dominate the field of play or just kick some serious butt in the gym, you have to develop raw power. Here's how.

    Master the Kettlebell Swing

    Learn to hip hinge and you'll automatically get better at deadlifts, squats and your sport. The secret? You gotta swing a kettlebell.

    5 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger

    There's more to getting strong than just lifting heavy stuff. Here's how to keep the gains coming.

    Fix Your Knees, Get Bigger & Stronger

    A "knee" article that covers box squats, American deadlifts, stretching too much, and avoiding mobility drills.

    6 Reasons Why You're Always Hurt

    Injuries occur with any challenging form of training, but you don't have to invite them by making these six common mistakes.

    The 5 Worst Types of Trainers

    Like any occupation, the fitness biz has its share of morons and downright delusional characters. Here's how to spot them.

    Do Cardio, Keep Your Gains

    HIIT isn't everything. Low-intensity, steady state cardio has its benefits. Done correctly, it can even help you make better progress under the bar. Here's how.

    Tip: Do Pull-Throughs for Stronger Squats and a Great Butt

    Figure competitors and guys who squat 900 pounds have something in common. They use cable pull-throughs to build great posterior chains. Here's how.

    Exercise Variety Is Making You Weak

    The idea of muscle confusion is largely misunderstood. You really don't need to keep the body guessing. Here's why, plus a better way to get strong.